As another new day begins, I am sitting here in the presence of my best friend, Jesus Christ. My heart has been heavy, as this week has been a very active one. Times such as these can raise the blood pressure a little and even make us feel as if life will never slow down.
It seems like the moment when we finally take hold of some peace of mind, something attempts to race us ahead of those calming moments…only to place us in a web of despair…one where Satan can manipulate each moment and make us feel like a puppet on a string. Once we reach this place, we tend to feel as if we will never be set free of the controlling moments that just long so much to keep us caught up in life, rather than God…and even the good things of life.
This morning, while getting around, it seemed as if Satan was doing everything he could, to annoy me. He must have known that I was tired, and struggling a little, so he decided to come at those moments of weakness. While thinking on this, God began to remind me of something in Ephesians 6:12, which reads…"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
From time to time, the mind can experience a battle where it fights for peace. As we choose to walk away from the disturbing moments that are attempting to make us feel down and out…something else seems to creep up behind that attempt to find peace…only to twist up our thoughts once more, as a means of keeping us imprisoned within worry, doubt and fear.
While sitting here this morning…starring out my window, I am beginning to realize that our weapon against these controlling moments; is to sit quietly alone with God and allow this powerful being to steer our thoughts back to a realm of peace; for the remedy to these moments aren't found, while remaining caught up in these controlling moments; but rather, it's found by sitting in the presence of One who can surround us with Himself…the "Prince of all Peace."
As my thoughts go deeper, I am being reminded that remaining in the presence of God is the real way to handle these disturbing moments; for when He surrounds us with wings of peace; then we become sheltered from the enemies weapons of warfare…those that can inflict us with wounds that can become infected by even more evil, until we have succumbed to these wounds that the enemy has used, as a means of keeping us down and distant from the One who can truly bring peace back into our lives.
It seems as though the rough and rugged edges of my morning have now become smoothed out and relaxed. In fact, I am finding that we can escape the moments that seem to overwhelm the mind; but it doesn't come by remaining caught up in them. My mind has had a great awakening this morning…one that has shown me that there is hope, while facing these difficult battles of the mind…battles that can attempt to convince us that we will never be free from the thoughts that long to control our lives and weigh us down.
As I write you…I am also reminded, as to how the annoying thoughts of the evil one can make it hard to shift back in God's direction. Believe me…I know that it's not always easy to make a U-turn back to God…but we must; otherwise, we will never have the peace that we need to function with in our day. I guess that if we could just stop and weigh out the difference between needless suffering and peace; then this alone would make it easier to turn back to God; and remember…when we do, we also gain a greater strength…one that can give us aid, while facing other battles against the evil one.
I sure hope that these words of encouragement have touched you in a way that will help you to keep pressing on. I know how difficult this life can be…I really do; but we just cannot succumb to these times; otherwise, it's only going to get much more difficult…so let's work together with God's help, to make a better day for ourselves.
Well…I must end my letter to you for now; but I sure hope that you will come back tomorrow and see what God has placed upon my heart to write to you! Until then…take care and have a great day…and may God bless your heart so much! Bye for now!
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